NZNO Membership Committee

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NZNO Membership Committee in December 2023

Back Row (L-R) Anne-Maree Wagg - Chair, Phoebe Eruera (outgoing), Karen Durham, Anne Daniels - NZNO President and Jennie Rae.

Front Row (L-R) Noreen McCallan (Hawkes Bay/ Te Mata a Maui), Shannyn Bristowe (NSR) and Nano Tunnicliff - NZNO Vice President

Absent Wendy Alexander - Vice-Chair, Jade Power, and Sahil Kaler


The NZNO Membership Committee is a standing committee established under clause 23 of the NZNO Constitution.

The Committee is accountable to NZNO members and its general purpose is to bring a membership perspective to the Board.

Click the image tor an Introduction to the Membership Committee

The Committee is made up of:

  • one representative from each region
  • two College and Section representatives
  • two representatives from the National Student Unit, and
  • NZNO's the President and Vice President.

The Committee encourages members to contact them with views or concerns they feel need to be addressed.

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Meet the Membership Committee


Representative Portfolio
Anne-Maree Wagg Chair and College & Sections
Wendy Alexander Vice-Chair and Central
Jade Power Tamaki Makaurau/ Greater Auckland
Jennie Rae College & Sections
Karen Durham Greater Wellington 
Michael Deibert Midlands 
Noreen McCallan Te Matau a Māui/ Hawkes Bay
Sahil Kaler NSU Vice-Chair
Shannyn Bristowe NSU Chair
Wendy Alexander Central
Wendy Tantrum Top of the South


Anne-Maree WaggAnne-Maree Wagg

Chair and College and Sections Rep

I began my nursing career at Waiariki Polytechnic in 1986. Since qualifying,I have worked in Quality and Improvement, Health and Safety and Theatre. The last two decades has seen me predominately working in the perioperative area.

I am currently employed as a perioperative nurse in a private health care facility, that specialises in plastics, cosmetic and vascular surgery. 

I have a passion for Infection Prevention and Control and was instrumental in growing the facilities IPC Committee. I now sit with pride on the IPCNC committee. I also have a passion for advocacy, and believe putting the patient at the centre of decision making is paramount.

I am now looking forward to representing Colleges and Sections on the Membership Committee. 

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Wendy AlexanderWendy Alexander

Vice-Chair and Central Representative

Hello, my name is Wendy Alexander.

My journey as a Registered Nurse began 15 years ago at Taranaki DHB where I started on the stroke/­ rehab ward and. I began as a NZNO Ward Delegate one year later and now I’m a night nurse on the medical ward where I continue to be a Delegate and a Health and Safety rep. These lead me to opportunities including:

•       NZNO Co-Convener TDHB

•       National Delegate representative

•       Regional Council member and

•       Membership Committee (MC).

Being active in these committees gives me the understanding and ability to pass information on to members around projects that NZNO endorse. Being able to share information between members of the MC is also a great way to get perspective on issues that affect the whole nursing vocation.

I look forward to representing NZNO members the best I can on issues concern, and as a group we can discuss together.

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Jade Power

Tamaki Makaurau/ Greater Auckland

Profile to come

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Jennie Rae

College & Sections

Profile to come

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Karen Durham

Greater Wellington

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Michael Deibert


Profile to come

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Noreen McCallanNoreen McCallan

Te Matau a Maui/ Hawkes Bay

Kia Ora

My name is Noreen and I am delighted to be nominated as Te Mata a Maui's Membership Committee Representative. I have lots to learn and hope to have lots to contribute too. I’ve been active in nursing unionism since 1981 and with NZNO since 1987 when I arrived in Hawkes Bay (HB) from Ireland, with my partner Chris who is also a nurse. We have three beautiful children; Finbar, Seamus and Ruaridh. 

I am currently the HB national Delegate Representative and also Co- Convenor for the Delegate group. 2022 has been a busy year and doesn’t look like getting any less so. With that in mind, kia kaha and slainte to my NZNO colleagues and comrades 😊

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Sahil Kaler

NSU Vice-Chair

Profile to come

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Shannyn Bristowe

NSU Chair

Ko Whetumatarau me Pouerua ngā maunga
Ko Awatere me Waitangi ngā awa
Ko Horouta me Ngātokimatawhaorua ngā waka
Ko Awatere me Te Tii Waitangi ngā marae
Ko Te Whānau a Hinerupe, Ngāti Kawa me Ngāti Rahiri ngā hapū
Ko Ngāti Porou me Ngāpuhi ngā iwi
Ko Shannyn ahau 
He tauira tau tuatoru ahau nō Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi 

Kia ora

I'm Shannyn Bristowe, a third-year nursing student at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Holding the role of National Student Representative at our kura and co-Chair of the National Student Unit. I strongly believe in communication that involves active listening, understanding diverse communication styles, and problem-solving during crises. Commitment is key for effecting change in the community and healthcare system. For me, leadership isn't confined to a role; it's about walking the journey every day. 

My passion lies in weaving together the two worlds of national student and runanga leadership. I aim to create a cohesive NSU dedicated to advocating for tauira neehi across Aotearoa. By addressing broken systems, we pave the way for a brighter future for our tauira. 

He waka eke noa

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Committee vacancies

  • Northland/ Tai Tokerau
  • Bay of Plenty/ Tairawhiti
  • Midlands
  • Canterbury/ Otutahi
  • West Coast/Te Tai Poutini
  • Southern 

For more information on these roles, click the:

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Membership Committee Documents

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  • Presentation - One Member, One Vote
  • One Member, One Vote - FAQs
  • Regional Convention feedback on One Member, One Vote